Category Archives: Unit Awards


Iron Men In Wooden Boats the “History of Small Boat Minesweeping” was something I wanted to document for posterity, so that my shipmates would not be relegated to the “dustbin of history”. In planning my book I have not found … Continue reading

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Epping Forest Unit Awards and Campaign Medals

Attached is information from OPNAV NOTICE 1650 Master List Of Unit Awards And Campaign Medals on the USS Epping Forest MCS-7. As 60′s and 70′s sailors know, the former LSD-4 was transferred from the Amphibious Forces to Mine Flotilla One in 1962, and homeported … Continue reading

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